[rt-users] RT Design question

Eric Goodman ericg at cats.ucsc.edu
Mon Mar 12 19:21:33 EST 2001

>Anyone knows why RT uses both a SQL database and the File System to do
>its thing.

This was recently answered on the list.

 From Jesse:
>Actually, RT1 was hampered by the fact that at the time it was 
>written, the only free SQL database was Hughs miniSQL which didn't 
>support any sort of field longer than ~256 bytes iirc.
>RT2 stores things in blobs...which works fine with modern mysql 
>revs. The fact that postgres 7.1 doesn't yet support 8bit-safe blobs 
>is rather a bummer.

--- Eric

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